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The Jewish Ghetto



An exhibition of photographs, third person accounts and personal experiences from those who once lived in a Jewish ghetto.

When we hear the word "ghetto" in reference to Jewish history, we most often think of the time during the Second World War when Jews were forcibly relocated to small areas of a town or city where they lived under deplorable conditions.

However, the ghetto has also been used when referring to a quarter within a locale in which the Jewish population lived, willingly or not. Ghettos, such as the one in Venice, Italy,  had been in existence for centuries....















Image, above right: The footbridge over Zgierska Street that joined the two parts of the Łódź ghetto, cir. 1941. Credit: Holocaust Encyclopedia.


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